The gardens at Pear Tree Cottage sit in a cider apple orchard in the green and rolling countryside of Worcestershire, England. It enjoys a sunny south westerly aspect with sweeping views across to Martley Hillside, Woodbury & Abberley clock tower. The Teme Valley lies just over the hill and, not far away, is the Herefordshire border. Although our climate is temperate, our seasons are often uncertain and always a challenge to a gardener!

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28 June 2015

Practical Cherry Protection

Here is a really good idea.  Sleeves from  Cherry Aid to protect your cherries from blackbirds!  No nets for them to become entangled in and fruit is protected from their enthusiastic and voracious appetites!  The ends have adjustable ties and the sides of the sleeves have a velcro closing.  Pop them on before cherries ripen (and are spotted by Mr. & Mrs Blackbird) remove when the fruit is ripe enough for picking and eating!  The fruit is visible through the fabric.  Just how clever is that?






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